WORD OF THE WEEK: Integrity

This week’s word of the week is Integrity

Integrity – soundness of character; living by right beliefs

Integrity is based on your character. How you act. What you say. Are you a good person or a bad person? Can you be trusted or not to be trusted.

Integrity is knowing the difference between right and wrong and always doing the right thing without being concerned how it will benefit you or not.

Integrity is having a set code of personal ethics that is good in nature and that you follow.

Integrity is doing the right things for others and yourself with the belief that you are acting in good faith to help everyone.

Integrity is about being respectful and carrying yourself to high esteem.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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TRAINING WITH INTEGRITY

When you are training whether for fitness, conditioning, sports, martial arts, or even schooling/work you must train with integrity.

This means that you do what is suppose to be done and with the full effort that it deserves.

Let’s say you are suppose to do ten push ups and you ended up doing eight really good ones and two bad ones. How many push ps did you do? If you train with integrity you will say eight push ups. You won’t count the two bad ones and you will do two more good ones to make up for it.

If you are training taekwondo forms for another example. If you are going through your forms but aren’t practicing the proper stances, good chambers, good snap, and high kicks you aren’t really training the forms properly. You aren’t using integrity in your training.

Integrity is knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing the right way no matter what the personal ramifications you may endure.

If you want the most out of anything you train for you must train with integrity and do things right. It’s the only way you will see the improvement you are looking for.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

DO WHAT IS RIGHT

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Do what is right, Not what is easy.

We all know that is a very basic truth. Doing what is right most of the time is far harder to do than what is not.

That’s where your own work ethics and personal integrity comes into place.

We all have our own set of ethics and integrity rules that we feel is right for us and follow. Then there is social ethics and integrity. We kind of have to blend the two together.

Do you know what your personal rules of ethics are? Do you know in your heart what is right and wrong?

What about your work ethics? Do you know how hard you are willing to work?

In order for you to do the right things and take the high road you need to already know where these concepts lie in you. If you don’t know take some time to discover how you feel about all of this. You may discover some new things about yourself you didn’t know which is a great thing. You are furthering your journey in life. Congrats!!! And remember this is all up to your own personal interpretations not anyone else’s.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do